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Encyclopedia > Adrian Fenty
Adrian M. Fenty
Adrian Fenty

Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 2, 2007
Preceded by Anthony A. Williams
Succeeded by Incumbent

Born December 7 1970 (age 36)
Washington, D.C.
Political party Democratic
Spouse Michelle Cross Fenty
Profession Attorney

Adrian M. Fenty (b. December 7, 1970) is the sixth and current mayor of the District of Columbia, having begun his term of office on January 2, 2007. Fenty is the youngest person ever to hold the office.[1] Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... List of mayors for Washington, D.C. The cities of Washington and Georgetown also had mayors from 1802-1871. ... The incumbent, in politics, is the current holder of a political office. ... January 2 is the second day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... Anthony Allen Tony Williams (born July 28, 1951, in Los Angeles, California) is a United States politician who served as the fifth elected mayor of the District of Columbia from 1999 to 2007. ... December 7 is the 341st day (342nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia Coordinates: Country United States Federal District District of Columbia Government  - Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D)  - City Council Chairperson: Vincent C. Gray (D) Ward 1: Jim Graham (D... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other being the Republican Party. ... An attorney is someone who represents someone else in the transaction of business: For attorney-at-law, see lawyer, solicitor, barrister or civil law notary. ... December 7 is the 341st day (342nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... The structure of Washington, D.C. city government has changed several times since the city was officially incorporated on May 3, 1802, leading to several different chief executive offices. ... Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia Coordinates: Country United States Federal District District of Columbia Government  - Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D)  - City Council Chairperson: Vincent C. Gray (D) Ward 1: Jim Graham (D... January 2 is the second day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ...

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Early life, education, and family

Fenty was raised in a rowhouse in the Washington, D.C., neighborhood of Mount Pleasant. He and his wife Michelle have twin sons, Matthew and Andrew. He was educated at Oberlin College, earning a B.A. in English and Economics, and earned a J.D. from the Howard University School of Law.[2] Fenty is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. [3] Fenty's parents own Fleet Feet [4], an athletic shoe store in the D.C. neighborhood of Adams Morgan. Fenty is biracial; his mother is white and his father is black. [5] A street of British terraced housing In architecture and city planning, a terrace, rowhouse, or townhouse (United States) is a style of housing since the late 18th century where identical individual houses are cojoined into rows. ... Mount Pleasant Farmers Market, Saturdays (May-December). ... Oberlin College is a small, selective liberal arts college in Oberlin, Ohio, in the United States. ... Howard University is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research extensive historically black university in Washington, D.C. Affectionately known as Black Harvard, Howard was established in 1867 by congressional order and named after Oliver O. Howard. ... Kappa Alpha Psi (KAΨ) is the second oldest collegiate Greek-letter fraternity with a predominantly African American membership. ... Adams Morgan is a neighborhood in Washington, DC, in the northwest quadrant of the city above Dupont Circle. ...


Political career

Fenty was an intern for Senator Howard Metzenbaum (D-OH), Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), and Representative Joseph P. Kennedy II (D-MA) before becoming involved in local politics. In addition to serving as an aide to Councilmember Kevin Chavous, he was elected as an Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner in ANC 4C and was president of the 16th Street Neighborhood Civic Association. Howard Metzenbaum Howard Morton Metzenbaum (born June 4, 1917) is an American politician who served for almost 20 years as a Democratic member of the U.S. Senate (1974, 1976-1995). ... Eleanor Holmes Norton U.S. Delegate for the District of Columbia Eleanor Holmes Norton (born June 13, 1937) is the non-voting Delegate from the District of Columbia to the United States House of Representatives (map). ... Joseph Patrick Kennedy II (born September 4, 1952) named after his late uncle Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. ... Advisory Neighborhood Commissions are composed of elected officials called Commissioners who each represent about 2000 people within the District of Columbia. ...


In 2000, Fenty ran against longtime Ward 4 Councilmember Charlene Drew Jarvis. Jarvis was well-known and a heavy favorite, but Fenty campaigned relentlessly and — in what was to become his trademark — pursued an aggressive door-to-door strategy that put up countless green yard signs. It worked; Fenty was elected by a 57-43 percent margin. [6] Fenty was easily re-elected in 2004. Charlene Drew Jarvis, Ph. ...


As a Councilmember, Fenty was noted for his tireless commitment to constituent services; his vocal opposition to public funding for a new baseball stadium; and his proposal to fund a $1 billion capital improvement program for public schools, which, in different form, the Council subsequently passed. [7] One of the commonly noted symbols of his attention to constituent concerns is his frequent use of his two Blackberry devices [8] which, along with the black fedora he often wears, are his trademark accoutrements. A fedora, which in this case has been pinched at the front and being worn pushed back on the head, with the front of the brim bent down over the eyes. ...


2006 mayoral campaign

Adrian Fenty formally announced his campaign for DC Mayor on June 1, 2005. In the fall of 2005, then-mayor Anthony Williams made the widely anticipated announcement that he would not seek re-election, and then-Council Chair Linda Cropp announced she would be a candidate for Mayor. Other candidates in the field included businesswoman Marie Johns, then-Councilmember Vincent Orange, and lobbyist Michael Brown (who dropped out of the race in September 2006), though most political observers saw the race as a two-person contest between Fenty and Cropp. The 2006 Washington, DC Mayoral Race is race for the election this fall in the District of Columbia to determine the successor of current mayor Anthony A. Williams. ...


Fenty ran on a platform of bringing a more energetic and hands-on approach to city government. Cropp trumpeted her 25 years of experience in city government and her desire to continue the progress made by Anthony Williams, who endorsed her candidacy. The race was widely viewed as neck-and-neck through the spring of 2006. Both candidates raised significant and nearly equal amounts of money — roughly $1.75 million through June 10, 2006 [9] — and neither gained any significant advantages from the numerous candidate debates and forums.


By July of 2006, however, public and private polling gave Fenty a roughly 10-point advantage.[10] Political observers have debated whether it was Fenty's unprecedented door-to-door campaign (he and his campaign visited virtually every block in the city), Cropp's lack of engagement in the campaign, or the electorate's desire for a new direction after eight years of Anthony Williams. Regardless, Cropp went on the attack during the last month of the campaign. In direct mail and television advertisements, Cropp painted Fenty as unfit for the job and a careless lawyer who had been admonished by the D.C. Bar [11] (in 2005, he received an informal admonishment from the Bar for his role in a probate case in 1999). The attacks appear to have backfired. The reaction, coupled with the endorsement of the Washington Post, extended Fenty's lead in the campaign's final weeks. On September 12, 2006, Fenty won all 142 city precincts — a feat unparalleled in the city's political history — and defeated Linda Cropp by a 57-31 percent margin. [12]


Fenty went on to win the general election easily in the heavily Democratic city [13] and became the capital's sixth elected mayor since the establishment of home rule. The structure of Washington, D.C. city government has changed several times since the city was officially incorporated on May 3, 1802, leading to several different chief executive offices. ... District of Columbia home rule is a term encompassing the controversy regarding the lack of an intrinsic right for citizens of the District of Columbia (i. ...


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Preceded by
Charlene Drew Jarvis
Ward 4 Representative, Council of the District of Columbia
20012007
Succeeded by
vacant
Preceded by
Anthony A. Williams
Mayor of the District of Columbia
2007
Succeeded by
Incumbent

 
 

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